Institut für Umweltplanung Forschung Forschungsprojekte
CARMINE: Climate Resilient Development Pathways in Metropolitan Regions of Europe

CARMINE: Climate Resilient Development Pathways in Metropolitan Regions of Europe

Leitung:  Prof. Dr. Christian Albert
Team:  Carl Anderson, Manuel Urrutia
Jahr:  2028
Förderung:  EU Horizon
Laufzeit:  1.2.2024 – 31.1.2028

The frequency and intensity of climate and weather extremes associated with anthropogenic climate change are increasing and will challenge us in terms of adaptation strategies at the local level.

CARMINE bridges the local and regional scales by providing impact-based decision support services and multi-level climate governance supporting local adaptation, including both traditional and Nature-Based Solutions. CARMINE’s overarching goal is to help the metropolitan communities of Europe become more climate resilient, by co-producing knowledge-based tools, strategies, and plans for enhanced adaptation and mitigation actions in line with the Charter of the EU Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change by 2030. To achieve this goal, focusing on the 2030-2035 timeframe and with longer perspectives up to 2050, CARMINE proposes an interdisciplinary approach aiming at

  • co-creation and co-development of decision-support services and guidelines for enhanced resilience and adaptive capacity,
  • cooperating closely with local to regional communities, decision- and policy-makers to co-develop cross-sectoral frameworks for adaptation and mitigation actions;
  • delivering science-based research and innovation roadmaps for multi-level climate governance.


The CARMINE methodology will be implemented in eight case study areas, including Prague (CZ), Leipzig (DE), Funen-Odense (DK), Athens (EL), Barcelona (ES), Bologna (IT), Brasov (RO) and Birmingham (UK). The co-created knowledge and transferable development pathways will be widely disseminated to drive adaptation in other European metropolitan regions and beyond.


Project coordination: Sorin Cheval, National Meteorological Administration, Romania

LPES responsibility: Task lead for “Geo-designing adaptation and mitigation pathways, incl. NBS scenarios”